Local News 8-7-14

MAN CHARGED IN BURGLARIES

A 24 year-old Center Hall man is responsible for 26 burglaries occurring throughout the area between March 2012 and January 2014. According to Statecollege.com, Aaron Klinger pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including burglary, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property and drug related charges. Klinger targeted apartments unoccupied during semester breaks at Penn State. He and an accomplice stole cash and electronics

NCAA AND PA WORK ON SETTLEMENT

The NCAA and Pennsylvania officials, including Governor Tom Corbett, are working on a settlement in the lawsuit filed by college sport’s governing body against a state law requiring Penn State’s fine money to remain in state. According to the Centre Daily Times, both parties asked a federal judge yesterday to halt the suit. The NCAA filed the suit as a challenge of the Endowment Act, calling the law unconstitutional.

SANDUSKY LAWYER GRANTED ACCESS

Jerry Sandusky’s new lawyer was granted access to Grand Jury transcripts and other materials held by the former Penn State football assistant coach’s former defense team. According to the Centre Daily Times, trial judge John Cleland granted the request to Alexander Lindsay earlier this week. Lindsay is required to adhere to a previously established protective order in the case. Sandusky is planning to appeal his trail.


 PENN STATE AG PROGRESS DAYS

We are less than a week away from Penn State’s annual Ag Progress Days. Up to 50,000 attendees are expected at the three day event, beginning Tuesday. Penn State estimates 60 percent of guests are directly or indirectly involved in agricultural production. However, there’s something for everyone on the 150 site with more than 500 displays and exhibits.